The American and Dutch soccer teams were set to start their World Cup match at 10 a.m. Garrett Quinn got to the Banshee in Dorchester, which is World Cup central in Boston, around 7:30 a.m. to queue up for the bar's 8 a.m. opening
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A packed crowd on a sweltering City Hall Plaza watched Belgium eliminate the US 2-1 in the World Cup. Although the vast majority of people were, of course, rooting for USA, there were a few Belgian fans scattered about, including these two right up at the front, shown during an anxious (for them) moment early on in the match.
This guy, however, was rooting for the red, white and blue:
Along comes Eddie Andelman to tweet:
the 19 million who watched the world cup clearly illustrates the vast number of illegals within the borders of U.S. A.
UPDATE: Andelman has deleted the tweet, but don't worry, he left up the other racist tweets that nobody's called him on yet.
The city and the New England Revolution will put the USA/Belgium match on a giant screen at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Mayor Walsh announced today the city and the New England Revolution will host a World Cup viewing on City Hall Plaza on Thursday.
The party starts at 11:30 a.m., the match itself at noon.
Mike Toole of Cambridge shows us he's not the only local in Manaus, Brazil tonight rooting for USA in the Arena Amazonia.
Garrett Quinn was among the throng at the Banshee just knowing it was Ghana be a good match.
Teagan Rae asks:
Best bars to watch the World Cup at? Any Dutchies in Boston watching the games together?
Photo credit CBC Sports 2006
That the Iroquois Nation could not get a visa to travel to the FIL Lacrosse World Cup in Manchester, England is clearly a great failure of the Great Britian's consulate. And it's too bad the US State Department and Canada could not do more to pave the way: Don't they know sports can be a path to mutual respect and cooperation? Not for nothing but don't they know American Indians invented the frigging game?
16WadeSt spotted a pair of Ghana supporters in Harvard Square yesterday. Nathanael Hevelone photographed some happy Ghana fans at Lir on Boylston Street after yesterday's USA/Ghana match.
Top photo copyright 16Wade St. Bottom photo posted under this Creative Commons license. Both posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
The reaction at Phoenix Landing when Michael Bradley scored in the match against Slovenia yesterday:
When the sound went out at Phoenix Landing in Central Square as the US played England, fans recreated the sound of those South African horns.
Via Tim Treacy.
The World Cup is finally here and now every freakin' bar is World Cup Central, right? Well, no, not quite. As a soccer fanatic it is great to see the World Cup being treated more seriously this time around but it still reeks of opportunism. Most of these bars are posing the same way the smug Eurosnob in your office is a huge Italian fan because he's like "7th generation Italian dood guy" but still cheers for USA hockey in the Olympics. Or maybe they're more like that intern who thinks she's so worldly because she spent a semester at University College Bristol and "fell in love with the Three Lions. Oh that Stevie G! He's the best! Eng-er-land!"
Seriously, you're going to go to a restaurant or bar near Fenway for the World Cup when there is a Red Sox game on next door? Um, hello. Those places will be Pink Hat central and surely Adolfo will be out asking them what position Jacoby Ellsbury plays. Don't waste your time.